Formed 23 Mar 1851, 411 square miles
Parent counties: Gallia, Athens, Ross, Jackson, Hocking
Evolution of county from date of formation until it assumed its final form
23 Mar 1850: Erected and organized
Federal Population schedules extant from 1800, 1820-1940. (1890 missing) Part of Vinton's census exists for 1820 as it was part of Washington County which is extant.
1820 Manufacturers (part of Athens, Hocking, and Jackson); 1850 Agricultural; 1850 Industry; 1850 Mortality; 1860 Industry; 1860 Mortality; 1870 Agricultural; 1870 Industry; 1880 Agricultural; 1880 Industry
Brown, Clinton, Eagle, Elk, Harrison, Jackson, Knox, Madison, Richland, Swan, Vinton, and Wilkesville.
Jana Broglin, CG, OGSF